Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Sings a Hymn from Guru Granth Sahib, Sufi Qawwali Style

The reigning king of Sufi Qawwali Music, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

I'm a huge fan of late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and this Sufi Qawwali rendition of a sacred Hymn from the Holy Book of the Sikhs and Sikhism-Guru Granth Sahib- by late Fateh Ali Khan is truly soul-stirring...a sacred Hymn to once again reaffirming that there is ONE GOD being worshiped by many different names...some call Him Lord, some Allah, some Ram Ram...'Nusrat’s music invites us to eavesdrop on a man communing with his God, ever so eloquently. He makes the act of singing a passionate offering to God. But we do not merely eavesdrop. The deepest part of Nusrat’s magic lies in the fact that he is able to bring our hearts to resonate with the music, so deeply, that we ourselves become full partners in that offering. He sings to God, and by listening, we also sing to God'... His was truly a voice from heaven.

Courtesy of: RajKaregaKhalsanet 

In this subtitled video Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is singing in Qawwali style a Hymn from the Guru Granth Sahib which promotes tolerance towards all humanity, every faith and religion, peace, love and goodwill. This message of pluralism and interfaith harmony amongst the world faiths is unique. The Hymn is as follows: 

"koee bolai raam raam koee khudhaae ||
Some call the Lord 'Ram, Ram', and some 'Khuda'.

koee saevai guseeaa koee alaahi ||1||
Some serve Him as 'Gusain', others as 'Allah'. 

kaaran karan kareem ||
He is the Cause of causes, and Generous. 

kirapaa dhhaar reheem ||1|| 
He showers His Grace and Mercy upon us. 

koee naavai theerathh koee haj jaae ||
Some pilgrims bathe at sacred shrines, others go on Hajj to Mecca. 

koee karai poojaa koee sir nivaae ||2||
Some do devotional worship, whilst others bow their heads in prayer. 

koee parrai baedh koee kathaeb ||
Some read the Vedas, and some the Koran. 

koee oudtai neel koee supaedh ||3||
Some wear blue robes, and some wear white. 

koee kehai thurak koee kehai hi(n)dhoo ||
Some call themselves Muslim, and some call themselves Hindu. 

koee baashhai bhisath koee suragi(n)dhoo ||4||
Some yearn for paradise, and others long for heaven. 

kahu naanak jin hukam pashhaathaa ||
Says Nanak, one who realizes the Hukam of God's Will,

prabh saahib kaa thin bhaedh jaathaa ||5||
knows the secrets of his Lord Master."

It is in our harmony, respect and peace that we express our love for the Lord and His Creation. 

May the Lord bless everyone.

Sikh Gurus have propagated the message of "many paths" leading to the One God and ultimate salvation for all souls who tread on the path of righteousness. They have supported the view that proponents of all faiths can, by doing good and virtuous deeds and by remembering the Lord can certainly achieve salvation. The students of the Sikh faith are told to accept ALL leading faiths as possible vehicle for attaining spiritual enlightenment provided the faithful study, ponder and practice the teachings of their prophets and leaders. The Sri Guru Granth Sahib says: "Do not say that the Vedas, the Bible and the Koran are false. Those who do not contemplate them are false." (SGGS Ang 1350).

Most of the 15 Bhagats that contributed to the Sri Guru Granth Sahib were non-Sikhs and belonged to faiths including Hinduism and Islam.

Sikhs have always being eager exponents of interfaith dialogue and will not only accept the right of other to practise their faith but have fought and laid down their lives to protect this right for others. So much so that the Ninth Sikh Guru did something unparalleled in history. He as a founder of one religion laid down His life for the right of people to practise a different faith altogether. At a time of religious persecution, Guru Tegh Bahadar hearing the pleas of the Hindu Kashmiri Pandit, gave His life protecting the right of Hindus to practise their religion.

For these reasons, the Sikhs have practise their faith as an Interfaith religion and take a lead in uniting all the different peoples and religions of the world so that together peace and prosperity can be found for all the peoples of this Globe and the suffering of the poor of the Third world can be properly addressed together. The message of unity of the faiths is summed up in this quotation from the Guru Granth Sahib: "One who recognizes that all spiritual paths lead to the One shall be emancipated. One who speaks lies shall fall into hell and burn. In all the world, the most blessed and sanctified are those who remain absorbed in Truth." (SGGS Ang 142) 
Peace and Love to Everyone
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